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Another tough loss for Redmen

Rock Hill Redmen guard Jake Blagg drives to the basket for a layup during Tuesday’s game. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redmen played another tough game at home. And Lady Luck didn’t sit on their side of the court.
The Redmen had a bad fourth quarter as they fell 59-50 to the Portsmouth Trojans in an Ohio Valley Conference game on Tuesday.
Portsmouth led 8-6 after the first quarter as Danny Lattimore hit a 3-pointer and scored five points. Kadin France had four points for the Redmen.
Rock Hill rallied to take a 27-26 lead as Logan Hankins hit a 3-pointer and scored 12 points. Garrett Miller hit a trey and France had four more points.
Miles Shipp scored six points, Matt Fraulini hit a 3-pointer and Lattimore had a 3-pointer and four foul shots.
The Trojans came back to take 42-41 lead after three quarters as Drew Roe hit a pair of 3-pointers, Lattimore scored four and Fraulini hit another triple and scored five points.
Miller hit a trey and scored five points, Owen Hankins had a 3-pointer and Jake Blagg added four points in the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Logan Hankins and Miller hit 3-pointers, but the Redmen were just 1-of-8 from the foul line.
Lattimore hit another 3-pointer and scored 10 points and the Trojans were 8-of-12 at the foul line.
Logan Hankins scored 15 points, Miller 13 and France 10 for the Redmen (3-15, 0-11).
Lattimore had a game-high 26 points for the Trojans (7-11, 3-8).
On Friday, Rock Hill is at South Point.
Portsmouth 8 18 16 17 = 59
Rock Hill 6 21 14 9 = 50
PORTSMOUTH (7-11, 3-8): Amare Johnson 0 0 0-0 0, Matt Fraulini 1 2 1-3 9, Danny Lattimore 5 3 7-8 26, Jack Workman 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Roe 0 2 0-0 6, Myquel McKinley 2 0 3-6 7, Dariyonne Bryant 0 0 0-0 0, Trevor Pope 0 0 0-0 0, Miles Shipp 4 0 1-1 9, Kaleb Connelly 0 0 2-2 2. Totals; 12 7 14-20 59. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: None.
ROCK HILL (3-15, 0-11): Logan Hankins 3 2 3-4 15, Garrett Miller 2 3 0-1 13, Jake Blagg 2 0 0-0 4, Caleb Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Nick Blankenship 0 0 0-0 0, Owen Hankins 0 1 0-0 3, Braydon Malone 1 0 3-4 5, Kadin France 5 0 0-6 10. Totals: 13 6 6-15 50. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: None.